Building project

“Building a church of the future at the heart of Harrogate”

Meeting the Challenges…

In 2007 we decided to redevelop our magnificent Victorian church building in the centre of Harrogate in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  We believe that we should open up the building to let the world see in and enable us to extend our vision.

At present …

We have a wide range of service opportunities (see Worship and Learning page for more details), catering for every taste on Sundays and throughout the week.  Our congregations continue to grow.

Every morning (except on Sundays) our Breakfast Club feeds those who are homeless or in need, and we hand out food parcels daily in the late afternoon.

As the town centre church we hose a variety of civic services throughout the year.

Wherever and however we can, we offer spiritual and physical nourishment to all who need it, but our building needs to be updated to meet the increasing demands made upon it.

Have a look at the layout of the church building as it was before work.  (See St Peter’s now)

Our Vision …

We want to develop our youth work and to increase our involvement within the local community even further.  Our building project will enhance what we already do as well as doing even more. Our new building will provide an inspirational background for our work in the town centre.  In particular it will:

  • provide us with a community hall for youth work and training opportunities
  • increase the number of meeting rooms for community use and to accommodate our growing range of activities
  • introduce new glazed entrances and doorways which will invite the outside world in to share our magnificent building.

The project …

We engaged Architects Pearce Bottomley to design the new areas and to enhance existing spaces (See Architects Proposals).  We obtained necessary Planning Permissions and appointed the York-based building contractors William Anelay.  We are now well advanced with the building work, as well as working hard to raise the required £2.5 million.



Have a look at these photographs which show various stages of the building work.





You can download the St Peter’s Pledge form at any time if you wish to make donation.  (Please go to ‘Supporting our £2million project)

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  • VaCO Summer Concert at St Peter’s

    VaCO is a UK Registered Charity that runs residential chamber orchestra courses for advanced young musicians. At the heart of VaCO courses is the drive to present outstanding live concerts and recitals in a variety of locations and settings. They will be performing at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 25th August at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost  [Read the rest…]

  • Well done, St Peter’s Breakfast Club!

    The Breakfast Club held a fundraising Refreshment Day in Church last Saturday 28th July and raised an impressive £610. Thanks to all those who worked so hard to make the day such a success – every penny will be put to good use!

  • VIA NOVA vocal ensemble Saturday 4th August

    A ‘Come and Sing’ Workshop 12:00 – 6:30 pm culminating in an informal concert at 5.30 pm with a unique opportunity to explore a rarely-heard masterpiece based around Tchaikovsky’s iconic Vespers. This promises to be an inspiring and enjoyable day of shared music-making that is not to be missed and is a free event for all to enjoy.  [Read the rest…]

  • Rudy of Harrogate – funeral details

    Official update as follows: Rudy’s funeral will take place at 11.40am at Stonefall Crematorium on 4 July.  All are welcome.  For those wishing to simply light a candle or share a memory there will be the opportunity to do so at St Peter’s Church in the town centre anytime from 12.30 – 3.00pm (same day).

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    Thu 16

    Food parcel distribution

    August 16 @ 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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    August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    Evening Prayer


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